Rolex Milestones: 38 Legendary Watches That Shaped History
Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2016
  • 801

    Rolex

    Ref. 6350, inside case back stamped IV.53
    Model: Explorer
    A superb, very rare and highly attractive stainless steel wristwatch with sweep center seconds and ‘explorer’ honeycomb dial

    Estimate HK$100,000 - 200,000

    Sold for HK$362,500

  • 802

    Rolex

    Ref. 1655
    Model: Explorer II, "Steve McQueen"
    An attractive dual time stainless steel wristwatch with sweep center seconds, date, bracelet, original guarantee and fitted presentation box

    Estimate HK$80,000 - 160,000

    Sold for HK$250,000

  • 803

    Rolex

    Ref. 1019, inside case back stamped III.68
    Model: Milgauss
    An attractive and rare stainless steel anti-magnetic wristwatch with sweep center seconds, black dial, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

    Estimate HK$160,000 - 320,000

    Sold for HK$375,000

  • 804

    Rolex

    Ref. 6202, inside case back stamped I V. 53
    Model: Turn-O-Graph
    A highly rare and incredibly attractive stainless steel wristwatch with sweep center seconds, black lacquer dial and bracelet

    Estimate HK$120,000 - 240,000

    Sold for HK$250,000

  • 805

    Rolex

    Ref. 6536/6538, inside case back 6538 and struck through by Rolex
    Model: Submariner
    An extremely rare and early stainless steel wristwatch with sweep center seconds, black lacquer dial, red depth rating and bracelet

    Estimate HK$480,000 - 960,000

    Sold for HK$1,500,000

  • 806

    Rolex

    Ref. 6538, inside case back stamped I V. 1958
    Model: Submariner
    A very rare and highly attractive stainless steel wristwatch with sweep center seconds, ‘tropical’ lacquer ‘four liner’ dial, big crown and bracelet

    Estimate HK$800,000 - 1,600,000

    Sold for HK$1,312,500

  • 807

    Rolex

    Ref. 5513 and 5517 under the lug
    Model: Military Submariner
    A highly rare stainless steel military wristwatch with revolving bezel, fixed bar lugs and military engravings, made for the British Military

    Estimate HK$640,000 - 1,280,000

    Sold for HK$1,625,000

  • 808

    Rolex

    Ref. 1680
    Model: Submariner
    A very rare, attractive and unusual yellow gold wristwatch with sweep center seconds, date, purple ‘tropical’ ‘nipple’ dial and bracelet

    Estimate HK$240,000 - 480,000

    Sold for HK$562,500

  • 809

    Rolex

    Ref. 1665, inside case back 1.72
    Model: Sea-Dweller
    An exceptionally rare steel wristwatch with date, ‘Khanjar’ dial, bracelet, guarantee and box, made for the Sultan of Oman and retailed by Asprey

    Estimate HK$1,600,000 - 3,200,000

    Sold for HK$4,040,000

  • 810

    Rolex

    Ref. 1675, inside case back stamped I V. 63
    Model: GMT-Master
    A rare stainless steel dual time wristwatch with center seconds, date, lacquer ‘double Swiss underline’ dial, bracelet and fitted presentation box

    Estimate HK$96,000 - 192,000

    Sold for HK$525,000

  • 811

    Rolex

    Ref. 6542, inside case back stamped 6542
    Model: GMT-Master
    A fine and rare yellow gold dual time wristwatch with sweep center seconds, date, brown lacquer dial and bakelite bezel

    Estimate HK$960,000 - 1,920,000

    Sold for HK$1,750,000

  • 812

    Rolex

    Ref. 116748 SA
    Model: GMT-Master II
    A fine and very rare yellow gold, sapphire and diamond-set dual time wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

    Estimate HK$400,000 - 800,000

    Sold for HK$450,000

  • 813

    Rolex

    Ref. 3372
    Model: 'Bubble Back’
    A highly rare and extremely attractive stainless steel wristwatch with two-tone dial and bracelet

    Estimate HK$80,000 - 160,000

    Sold for HK$125,000

  • 814

    Rolex

    Ref. 1601
    Model: DateJust
    A highly rare, unusual and attractive yellow gold wristwatch with sweep center seconds, date, black lacquer dial and Tile-Link bracelet

    Estimate HK$120,000 - 240,000

    Sold for HK$275,000

  • 815

    Rolex

    Ref. 6556
    Model: Tru-Beat
    An incredibly fine and rare yellow gold wristwatch with dead-beat seconds, unusual mesh bracelet, original guarantee and fitted presentation box

    Estimate HK$400,000 - 800,000

    Sold for HK$687,500

  • 816

    Rolex

    Ref. 6062
    Model: 'Stelline'
    An exceptionally fine, rare and important yellow gold triple calendar wristwatch with star-set numerals, moon phases and bracelet

    Estimate HK$2,400,000 - 4,800,000

    Sold for HK$5,120,000

  • 817

    Rolex

    Ref. 1625
    Model: ‘Thunderbird’ DateJust
    A highly rare and attractive yellow wristwatch with sweep center seconds, date, bracelet, revolving bezel, guarantee and fitted presentation box

    Estimate HK$80,000 - 160,000

    Sold for HK$106,250

  • 818

    Rolex

    Ref. 1803
    Model: Day-Date
    A very rare yellow gold calendar wristwatch with center seconds, turquoise lacquer ‘Stella’ dial, mesh bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

    Estimate HK$96,000 - 192,000

    Sold for HK$237,500

  • 819

    Rolex

    Ref. 19019, inside case back stamped 19000
    Model: OysterQuartz Day-Date
    A rare and attractive white gold Italian calendar wristwatch with center seconds, white ‘Stella’ lacquer dial, bracelet and fitted presentation box

    Estimate HK$80,000 - 160,000

    Sold for HK$168,750

  • 820

    Rolex

    Ref. 1831, inside case back stamped 1850
    Model: Day-Date
    A very rare, important and heavy platinum and diamond-set tonneau-shaped calendar wristwatch with sweep center seconds, light blue dial and bracelet

    Estimate HK$1,200,000 - 2,400,000

    Sold for HK$1,750,000

  • 821

    Rolex

    Ref. 1541
    Model: Prince
    A rare 9k yellow gold rectangular wristwatch with three-tone silvered dial, rating certificate and fitted presentation box

    Estimate HK$160,000 - 320,000

    Sold for HK$212,500

  • 822

    Rolex

    Ref. 4062
    A rare stainless steel and pink gold chronograph wristwatch with pink dial, tear-drop lugs and rice-grain bracelet, retailed by Varini-Locarno

    Estimate HK$400,000 - 800,000

  • 823

    Rolex

    Ref. 8171
    Model: ‘Padellone’
    An extremely rare, exceptional, large and highly attractive stainless steel triple calendar wristwatch with moonphases

    Estimate HK$2,800,000 - 5,600,000

    Sold for HK$7,880,000

  • 824

    Rolex

    Ref. 4645
    A highly rare, possibly unique and exceptional yellow gold square wristwatch with cloisonné enamel dial depicting Neptune and heavy bracelet

    Estimate HK$4,000,000 - 8,000,000

    Sold for HK$5,840,000

  • 825

    Rolex

    Ref. 5100
    Model: 'Beta 21'
    A fine and very rare yellow gold tonneau-shaped wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date and bracelet

    Estimate HK$80,000 - 160,000

    Sold for HK$143,750

  • 826

    Rolex

    Ref. 6234
    Model: ‘Oyster Chronograph’
    An especially fine, incredibly rare and highly attractive 14k yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with ‘grainé’ white dial and bracelet

    Estimate HK$480,000 - 960,000

    Sold for HK$625,000

  • 827

    Rolex

    Ref. 6238
    Model: ‘Pre-Daytona’
    A very rare and highly attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with matte black dial and ivory graphics

    Estimate HK$480,000 - 960,000

    Sold for HK$1,125,000

  • 828

    Rolex

    Ref. 6234
    Model: 'Pre-Daytona'
    An incredibly rare and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with black lacquer 'tropical' dial and bracelet

    Estimate HK$1,200,000 - 2,400,000

    Sold for HK$2,480,000

  • 829

    Rolex

    Ref. 3525
    Model: Oyster Chronograph “Bariletto”
    An incredibly rare, exceptionally attractive and very early pink gold chronograph wristwatch with fitted presentation box

    Estimate HK$960,000 - 1,920,000

    Sold for HK$1,125,000

  • 830

    Rolex

    Ref. 6036
    Model: 'Jean Claude Killy'
    A highly exceptional pink gold Spanish triple calendar chronograph wristwatch with two-tone dial, bracelet and guarantee, retailed by Serpico Y Laino

    Estimate HK$2,000,000 - 4,000,000

    Sold for HK$2,960,000

  • 831

    Rolex

    Ref. 6239, inside case back stamped 6239
    Model: Cosmograph Daytona
    A fine, very rare and beautiful yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with ‘tropical’ subsidiary registers and leather strap

    Estimate HK$500,000 - 1,000,000

    Sold for HK$1,187,500

  • 832

    Rolex

    Ref. 6265, inside case back stamped 6262
    Model: Cosmograph
    A very rare and highly attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with 'tropical' subsidiary registers, guarantee and presentation box

    Estimate HK$480,000 - 960,000

    Sold for HK$1,062,500

  • 833

    Rolex

    Ref. 6263, inside case back stamped 6239
    Model: Cosmograph Daytona 'Paul Newman'
    A fine and highly attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with ‘Paul Newman’ dial, 'tropical' outer minute track, bracelet and guarantee

    Estimate HK$2,800,000 - 5,600,000

    Sold for HK$4,880,000

  • 834

    Rolex

    Ref. 6265
    Model: Cosmograph Daytona
    A very rare yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, original guarantee, sales tags and fitted presentation box

    Estimate HK$480,000 - 960,000

    Sold for HK$775,000

  • 835

    Rolex

    Ref. 6263, inside case back stamped 6262
    Model: Cosmograph Daytona, 'Paul Newman'
    An exceptionally rare and highly attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with ‘Oyster Sotto’ dial and bracelet

    Estimate HK$4,800,000 - 9,600,000

    Sold for HK$5,840,000

  • 836

    Rolex

    Ref. 6263, inside case back stamped 6265
    Model: Oyster Cosmograph ‘UAE Desert Eagle’
    An exceptionally rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with UAE Coat of Arms dial, bracelet and box, made for Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

    Estimate HK$1,440,000 - 2,880,000

    Sold for HK$1,750,000

  • 837

    Rolex

    Ref. 16520, inside case back stamped 16500
    Model: Cosmograph Daytona
    An attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with guarantee, letter and presentation box, awarded to the winner of ‘1995 Rolex 24 at Daytona’

    Estimate HK$400,000 - 800,000

  • 838

    Rolex

    Ref. 16568
    Model: Cosmograph Daytona
    A very rare diamond and emerald-set yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, guarantee and fitted presentation box

    Estimate HK$800,000 - 1,600,000

    Sold for HK$1,500,000

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